On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 01:27:33PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi all,
> As part of the TU meetings it was decided to post the proposal for
> restricting packages entering [community] here for discussion before voting.
> Here is the current wording:
> * Only "popular" packages may enter the repo, as defined by 1% usage from
> pkgstats or 10 votes on the AUR.
> * Automatic exceptions to this rule are:
> - i18n packages
> - accessibility packages
> - drivers
> - dependencies, including makedeps and optdeps
> - packages that are part of a collection and are intended to be distributed
> together, provided the primary part of this collection satisfies the
> definition of popular
> * Any additions not covered by the above criteria must first be proposed on
> the aur-general mailing list, explaining the reason for the exemption (e.g.
> renamed package, new package) at which point a general consensus from the
> TUs will be reached. TUs with large numbers of "non-popular" packages are
> more likely to be rejected.
> * TUs are strongly encouraged to move packages they currently maintain from
> [community] if they have low usage. No enforcement will be made, although
> resigning TUs packages may be filtered before adoption can occur.
> [end proposal]
Thank you for taking the initiative to put this forward Allan.
I really think we've had enough discussion about this topic.
Nevertheless the motion requires a set discussion period and voting period.
How about five days discussion, and five days voting?